My First Place is an education and employment program developed nearly two decades ago by First Place for Youth. Envisioning a future where the disparities between foster care-involved youth and their non-foster peers have been eliminated, the My First Place program is expanding to communities across the country, starting with HopeWell’s implementation in Boston. Through My First Place, youth receive stable, safe and affordable housing, community-based case management, and individualized education and employment support. A team of staff including a Youth Advocate, an Education and Employment Specialist, and a Housing Specialist, support a youth in working towards healthy living, education, employment, and housing goals set by the youth. HopeWell began serving youth through My First Place in February of 2018 and the program is steadily expanding. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and engaged team to serve transition age youth comprehensively.
The Youth Advocate is a dynamic, collaborative and results-oriented service provider who will partner with 18-24-year-old transition-age foster care-involved youth to support them in their path to independence. This position requires a clinical professional whose passion for HopeWell’s vision is matched with sound judgment in the face of complex challenges, and a proven track record of successfully supporting transition age youth.
The Youth Advocate is responsible for case management, psychosocial assessment, and development and implementation of intervention strategies. The Youth Advocate provides clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team. They provide coaching to support each youth to achieve goals of housing stability, sustainable and sustaining employment, and educational achievement. The Youth Advocate is active in developing, supporting and implementing an individualized, strength -based, culturally competent, youth-centered approach. Successful Youth Advocates understand how to partner with young adults in support of achieving their goals and achieving independent living. Youth Advocates must be comfortable working independently and directly with youth in the program, able to assess danger and risk, and make sound decisions in partnership with youth.
The ideal candidate will possess:
My First Place is an education and employment program developed nearly two decades ago by First Place for Youth. Envisioning a future where the disparities between foster care-involved youth and their non-foster peers have been…
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HopeWell also offers a comprehensive rewards package that values employee wellness, work-life balance, and continuous learning. Benefits include student loan pay-down assistance, tuition reimbursement, funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, and generous paid-time-off.
HopeWell has an unparalleled work culture, with an emphasis on diversity, belonging, inclusion, equity, and holistic wellness. At HopeWell, each team member is called to uphold and…